Raider Review

Wylie East High School Weekly Message - May 15, 2020

Message from Mike Williams, Principal of Wylie East High School

Howdy Raiders,


This will be my last Raider Review for the school year. I would like to thank you for your support through a difficult time that we all have experienced during the second semester. Although some might disagree, we have tried to make the best decisions for all students as we worked our way through these unprecedented times. For me, today brings a little sadness and alot of hope and optimism as I start on a post retirement pathway on July 1. I have the greatest confidence and faith that under the leadership and direction of Tiffany Doolan that WEHS will soar to greater heights. Good luck and Godspeed to you all, and Remember it is a Great Day to be Alive and a Great Day to be a RAIDER!


Chromebook Turn in and Pick up of other items on campus.Please follow all social distancing rules and guidelines.


Please click here to read about the manner in which we will pick up Chromebooks and internet Hot Spots. The dates and times are listed for all students. Please note the days for seniors are different than for the underclassman. We will also be taking back anything that belongs to the campus such as uniforms, instruments, teacher materials, textbooks. We will be passing out award packets.


May 18- 10:00-3:00 Underclassmen Alpha A-E/Seniors

May 19-10:00-3:00 Underclassmen Alpha F-L/Seniors

May 20-10:00-3:00- Underclassmen Alpha M-S

May 21 10:00-3:00-Underclassmen Alpha T-Z


Yearbooks

Yearbooks should arrive early next week. There will be a drive by yearbook pickup on Thursday, May 21 from 5-7 p.m. and on Friday, May 22 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The drive by will take place in the front parking lot. All social distancing guidelines will be in place. No one will be allow to meet and hangout in the parking lot on campus before or after you pick up the books. If there are students and parents hanging out during the distribution it will be stopped and yearbooks will be passed out next fall at the start of school.



Graduation Information

Below you will find some specifics for graduation.


  1. Graduating Seniors will pick up tickets when they return their Chromebook, and Hot Spot if they checked one out for online learning.( May 14-15-18-19-20 from 10:00-3:00)
  2. A graduating senior will not receive their graduation tickets if they do not return their Chromebook or purchase the Chromebook. Please practice all social distancing rules and guidelines.
  3. If you are a graduating senior that is taking an AP test, finishing a Collin College Dual Credit Class, or taking an Edgenuity course, you may keep your Chromebook until you complete your AP test or course. The day that you elect to come pick up items on campus, May 14-15-18-19 between 10:00-3:00, you may pick up your graduation tickets. After you have completed the online course, dual credit class or AP test, you will be required to return your Chromebook to the campus.
  4. There will be no graduation practice.
  5. All graduating seniors will need to arrive at Wylie Stadium no later than 8:00 am, June 6.
  6. If you did not order a cap and gown, please contact your campus counselor ASAP.
  7. Students may wear school appropriate shorts and shirts under their gowns.
  8. Stoles will be passed out the morning of graduation once you have arrived.



Date: Saturday, June 6, 2020

Location: Wylie ISD Stadium

Time: 9:00 a.m.( gates will open two hours ahead of ceremony)

Tickets: At this time we are uncertain on the number of tickets. We will update when we get a specific number. All guest must have a ticket to enter the ceremony. All tickets will be general admission. Wheelchair areas are present at the stadium. The stadium is ADA compliant.

Social Distancing rules will be in effect.

Livestream- The ceremony will be livestreamed on the WISD Facebook page. Free digital copies will be available for download.

Weather: In the event of bad weather, we will communicate an changes as soon as possible

Seating- Here is a link that shows the seating configuration for graduation


For more details on graduation please continue to review the graduation page at wylieisd.net/graduation. The stadium guidelines are included on this page and need to be reviewed and followed on graduation day.


Parking- At this time we are working on the parking plan for graduation. We hope to have that for the public next week.


WISD End of the Year Online Learning Grading Practices- Please click here for details.


Dual Credit for fall 2020

Registration for Fall 2020 Dual Credit classes is now live! CRN numbers and registration information has been sent through Remind for students who have requested dual credit classes for the fall. Please remember that you must register and pay for your classes by June 5th at 8pm or you will dropped from your dual credit classes and placed in the equivalent high school course. If you have any issues with registration, please reach out to Mr. Hinojosa at ahinojosa@collin.edu


WISD Summer School Information

Summer School information. If a student fails an EOC tested class this spring, Algebra I, Biology, English I or English II , US History, and takes the class during the summer and passes he/she is exempt from taking the EOC Test next spring. However, if you fail the class this spring and wait to retake the class in the fall you will be required to pass the End of Course Exam next spring.

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page 2 click here


Award Ceremonies


Raider Awards for Excellence- Underclassman awards will be presented on May 15th. A You Tube link will be sent out on May 15th through Skyward for students and families to view the awards ceremony. The link will also be posted on Raider Nation Principal Facebook page. The link will go live at 3:00 p.m., Friday, May 15.


Senior Survey

https://forms.gle/mFPS54pgirMAQtecA


Class of 2020 Parade

The Class of 2020 Parent Committee is planning a parade for all members of the Raider Senior Class of 2020. The parade will be on Saturday,, May 16 at 11:00 a.m.. The start and end will be at WEHS. Please click this link for more details.


If you are going to take part in the parade, please complete the form below.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrlEBfv-TBHimI_xJZpptUw0R6wscl8v6qn9j0aTg1_qiWsA/viewform?usp=sf_link


Class of 2020 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

WEHS would like for you to meet the Val and Sal for the 2019-2020 school year.

Val- Huong Huynh- Huong's plans are attend Northwestern University in the fall. Among some of the great honors that she has earned is a full ride academic scholarship to this outstanding university. She is a Birmingham Scholar and we know that she will find great success in the next chapter of her life.

Sal- Jason Chu- Jason is still reviewing scholarship offers from such great institutions as The University of Texas, University of Pennsylvania . He is looking forward to pursuing a degree in business. He is a Birmingham Scholar and has been very active in many organizations at WEHS



Jimmy Johns Student of the Week- Alexandra Ehret

Raising Cane's Kid with Character- Kenzie Ramsey


ROTC

Congratulations to Aaron Burkman for being selected to serve as the Corps Commander during for the fall semester of the 2020-2021 school year.


Pre-Kindergarten Registration

Please click this link for details


Are you going to Collin College in the Fall? Please look at this link for some information about Collin College


Counselors-

If you need to visit with a WEHS Counselor please complete the form found in this link.

https://forms.gle/mgt2H1ybuL3HSaFJ7



Class of 2020


If you have not ordered your cap and gown, go to https://dallasbalfour.com/ to order online.



If you need a password reset, please email vicki.townsend@wylieisd.net


https://forms.gle/VNiB7zHqZZsYbLUF


WISD Mentor Program

If you are interested in being a WISD Mentor. Please read click here.


VOE's

If a student needs a VOE for driver's license purposes, please print the attached link. You may email me at mike.williams@wylieisd.net. I will be happy to sign the document for your visit to the DMV. As of today the DMV is closed and it will remain closed through April 3.


https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/driver/forms/VOE.pdf

Counselor News

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Our Commitment To You!

Our "staffulty" is committed to building and environment that creates positive relationships, in hopes of contributing to your success. The relationships you create in high school lead to lifelong friendships. W.E. hope that you will cherish your high school experience at Wylie East High School and are Raider for Life! #RFL #RaiderNation


Remember, It's a great day to be alive and a great day to be a Raider!


Mike Williams,

Principal